Saigon city apartments Vietnam

Wednesday Vignette – Morning Sun in Saigon

Early morning in downtown Saigon is full of noise and life. After a big rain and thunder during the night, everything seems clean and fresh, although that seems a strange thing to say about a city of  8 million people.

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Flowers on boat, Mekong Delta

In a Vase on Monday – Vietnam

More absent than normal this week, I’m in Vietnam, travelling down the Mekong on a boat. Like Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, this week I’m sharing Other People’s Vases. People here may not have a lot of things, but flowers and bright colours are everywhere – I feel like I’m filling up with colour.

Many of the fishing boats have vases of flowers lashed to a prong at the bow; our guide tells me that these are for the water gods. Chrysanthemums, Marigolds, and Tuberose are popular.

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